Bootsy Collins Announces Compilation Album: Funk Not Fight
Funk legend and Cincinnati icon Bootsy Collins has put together a brand new record with the help of some fellow soul-train trailblazers.
Bootsy Collins Presents Funk not Fight
Bootsy Collins is best known for his prolific work with the bass guitar alongside James Brown. Throughout the 1970s, Collins made himself a household name with his unique vocals and masterful skills with the strings. Now, this innovator is using his influence to promote funk to a whole new generation.
Funk Not Fight is a collaborative project featuring impressive modern jazz/funk artists like Lettuce, Buckethead, and Zapp. In addition to this, relative newcomers like Steve Lacy, Tommy Davidson, and Triggy are set to make an appearance.
The album announced on Collin’s 71st birthday, will also bring in funk fanatics from around the globe. Talented singers, rappers, and poets are encouraged to submit a virtual audition to possibly make it on Funk Not Fight. For any funk music enthusiast or any musician who loves and respects the art form, this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
Even those who don’t land a spot on the album have the chance to work with Bootsy for his 2023 FUNKTROPOLIS Metaverse project and appear on a Fortnite Iconic Radio playlist.
Making the Band
The ‘Id Rather Be With You’ artist has always been an avid supporter of newer talent. Just last year, he collaborated with Silk Sonic and Anderson Paak for their hit single ‘After Last Night’. Before then, he joined Kali Uchis and Tyler the Creator for another successful track ‘After The Storm’. Clearly, Bootsy Collins makes it a priority to pour into industry freshmen.
‘Funk Not Fight’ is set to be released in association with Syncr and The Bootsy Collins Foundation. The album is also partnered with Fox Soul, Fortnite Iconic Radio, Spotify, Apple, Retro Fitness, and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. 100% of profits made will go directly towards “initiatives that are in need of financial support, that are dedicated to helping turn the tide of violence and unrest in our communities”.
While an official release date is yet to be revealed, Collins released a teaser single yesterday to drum up some hype. You can listen to funk not fight below:
In accordance with funk not fight and his birthday bash, Collins recently announced his new Apple Music radio show. A particularly special episode honoring funk not fight and Collin’s 71st featured guests like Morris Day, Bruno Mars, Dr. Dre, Flea, Snoop Dogg, and Sheila E. If ‘Bad Habit’ is a playlist favorite, look out for an upcoming episode with Steve Lacy.
If you’re a talented fan of funk and a fan of Bootsy, enter your work here.
Written by Dreema Carrington
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